A new image of Earth: The flight of European astronaut Gerhard Thiele on STS-99 in 2000

  • Gerhard Thiele
  • Carol Norberg
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


Dr. Gerhard Thiele participated as a mission specialist on the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission (SRTM) on board STS-99, February 11–22, 2000. The mission goal was the three-dimensional digital mapping of the Earth’s surface. This chapter contains Dr. Thiele’s own account of his space mission.


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© Springer Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • Gerhard Thiele
  • Carol Norberg
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  1. 1.Swedish Institute of Space PhysicsKirunaSweden

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